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Make transcripts of 5,800 Radia tapes: Apex court (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the Income Tax Department to prepare the transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's 5,800 telephone conversations tapped over allegations ... Read more...

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SC to hear plea for more time for 2G licence auction


August 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear Friday the central government's plea for another extension of time for commencing the auction and allocation of ... Read more...

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Police case in Goa over video clip on northeast people


August 18th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) While continuing interactions with the northeastern community settled in Goa, police Saturday filed a first information report (FIR) against unknown people for circulation of a violent ... Read more...

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CAG raps government for allowing DIAL levy development fee


August 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's official auditor has rapped the government for allowing the private operator of the national capital's IGI airport to collect a levy from passengers to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra cabinet mourns Deshmukh, Kunte


August 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra cabinet Thursday condoled the deaths of union minister and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Congress leader and former minister Prabhakar Kunte, an official ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers bill likely to come in Rajya Sabha Tuesday


August 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The whistleblowers protection bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, government sources said Monday.The legislation, which is one of the important ... Read more...

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More time sought from SC for auction of spectrum (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court for "further and final extension of time" for the auction and allocation of 122 2G licenses and ... Read more...

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More time sought for auction of spectrum


August 9th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court for "further and final extension of time" for the auction and allocation of 122 2G licenses and ... Read more...

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Chastain wants time to focus on personal life


August 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain wishes she had time for her personal life.The "Lawless" actress is currently single but is hopeful that in days to come she will ... Read more...

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Don’t spare the rich, remove black films from cars: SC (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the Delhi Police for sparing the rich in the enforcement of its order to remove black films from the ... Read more...

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Court stays order to make president’s donations public


July 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A division bench of Delhi High Court Friday stayed its single judge's order ruling that donations made by the President of India out of public ... Read more...

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Court tells Delhi power regulator to notify tariff hike


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to notify the recent hike in electricity tariff.A division bench of Acting ... Read more...

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Court blocks Narayanan-Vajpayee letters on Gujarat riots (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) order allowing disclosure of the correspondence between then president K.R. Narayanan and prime ... Read more...

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AC train travel exempted from service tax


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Travelling by train in an air-conditioned class and dispatching goods through the transporter will be exempted from sales tax for the next three monrths, ... Read more...

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Mamata asks youth to fight graft


June 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A day after terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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Cellular operators ’shocked’ at TRAI’s recommendations


May 14th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Monday said it was "shocked" and "aghast" at the regulator's move to largely stick on to its proposals ... Read more...

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PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series


April 25th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.The PCB Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to keep romance private


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) British royal Prince Harry wants to keep his relationship with pop star Mollie King out of the public eye so the pressure of public scrutiny doesn't ... Read more...

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Apex court approves reclamation of Karnataka mines (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday gave its nod to its central empowered committee's plan for the reclamation and rehabilitation of the iron ore mines in Bellary, ... Read more...

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Delhi government gets notice on high security registeration plates


April 11th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi government on the plea of a company challenging its decision to disqualify it from ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves presidential reference on 2G order


April 10th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As part of the government's strategy to sort out the 2G spectrum tangle, the cabinet Tuesday approved a proposal to issue a presidential reference ... Read more...

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Murdoch’s Sky News admits hacking emails


April 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's Sky News channel has admitted to hacking emails by authorising its reporters on at least two occasions.The potentially embarrassing revelation can further dent the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh announces new transfer policy


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced the transfer policy for the year 2012-2013.Under the new policy, group C and D officials in ... Read more...

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Court allows probe against children’s homes


March 14th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to quash the Delhi government's decision to set up a panel to probe allegations of sexual abuse in three ... Read more...

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Cabinet seeks solicitor general’s views on presidential reference


March 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government will take a call on the proposal for a presidential reference on the Supreme Court's order on 2G licences regarding auction of ... Read more...

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Stop harassing Christians, Tamil bishops tell government


March 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) The central government should stop harassing Christians and withdraw the negative remarks on the Tuticorin Diocese for allegedly financing the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protesters, ... Read more...

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BEA condemns attacks on media


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) Saturday voiced serious concern over the growing incidents of attack on the media by people holding constitutional positions and others."There ... Read more...

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2G case: Government petition seeks court verdict review


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its Feb 2 judgment striking down the "first come first served" policy for grant ... Read more...

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CVC, CBI to devise joint mechanism for 2G probe


February 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Following a Supreme Court order, anti-graft watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon finalise the roadmap for further ... Read more...

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Relief for Chidambaram: Key points of court decision


February 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's plea to make Home Minister P. Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G case was Saturday dismissed by a special ... Read more...

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Clean chit to Chidambaram in 2G scam (Roundup)


February 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) In a major relief to beleaguered Home Minister P. Chidambaram, a court here Saturday dismissed a plea seeking to make him a co-accused in ... Read more...

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CBI files cases against former Lt.Gen, defence official


February 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against two former defence officers and others for misconduct and violating the terms of lease ... Read more...

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Construction near monuments in public interest only: Apex court


January 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that construction of buildings in the vicinity of a protected monument could only be permitted in "exceptional" circumstances if public ... Read more...

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BIS working on nano-technology standard


January 17th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Gearing up for the future, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is giving priority to standardization in new areas like nanotechnology, energy efficiency, new renewable ... Read more...

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Whistle-blowers bill passed by Lok Sabha


December 28th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha late Tuesday night passed the whistle-blowers bill, providing protection to those providing information about corruption.The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons ... Read more...

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